When Odysseus goes on his adventure, he needs to make back to his home in Itacha, but needs to go against The Sirens who cry with beauty to lure any "men coasting by woe to the innocent who hears the sound!" (Line 661). Sycalla who is a giant overgrown monster who has "Her legs and there are twelve are like great tentacles unjointed and upon her serpent necks are borne six heads like nightmare". (Line 682) Last but not least Charybdis if you come upon her or In her sight "the God who makes earth tremble could not save you". (Line 700) Odysseus Is very proud and talk about this adventure in great depth, because he defeated these creepy and freighting creatures, one of the very important other reasons why Odysseus likes to talk about this story is because Odysseus makes it through but, his crew does
Summary: Sirens; Scylla and Charybdis: In the story, Odysseus quotes Circe, remembering her warning to him of the sirens, the six-headed, twelve-legged dog Scylla, and the massive whirlpool of Charybdis. She tells Odysseus to put wax over his men’s ears so that they do not hear the sirens, and gives Odysseus the option of doing the same or having his men tie him to the mast of the ship. She also advised him to steer clear of Charybdis and row past Scylla, where he would ultimately lose a few men. On their journey, they rode past the sirens with minimal troubles and no losses, and Odysseus elected to be tied to the mast. They then continued on to Scylla, terrified of what was yet to come, although Odysseus did not warn them of the six men that were devoured.
Odysseus agrees to help him when he returns from the underworld. Correspondingly, in Virgil’s The Aeneid, Aeneas is told by the Sibyl that his comrade Misenus had been killed by Triton over jealousy of his trumpeting skills. Also, Aeneas runs into the ghost of Palinurus in the underworld who died while the ship was at sail. Palinurus had fallen asleep and fell overboard into the ocean. Aeneas like Odysseus honors his fallen comrade’s requests of proper burial, and does so immediately upon return from the
He slays all the suitors that lived at his house and drank his wine and ate his food. “I would not stay my hands from the slaughter.” (Homer 640) All the suitors stayed at his house and are trying to marry his wife while he is away at Troy trying to get home. All of the suitors that stayed there ate his food and drank his wine too. He made the suitors pay for eating his food, drinking his wine, and trying to marry his wife, Penelope. He shot the suitors with his bow and then when he ran out of arrows him and his son killed all of the people with their
Odysseus uses his mind to save the Akhaians rather than his physical strength by keeping Antiklos from giving away their disguise, ultimately demonstrating Odysseus’ wittiness is stronger than his physical strength when he faces challenges. Odysseus uses his mental abilities on his way home to Ithaca when they encounter the Seirenes. First, he ordered his crew to stuff their ears with beeswax in order to block out the voices of the Seirenes songs and cries. He then and commands them to tie him to the mast of the ship, so that he is the only one who can hear the calls of the Seirenes, but can not tell the crew to go towards them. This allowed him and his crew to successfully avoid the deadly
“She replies that they must first visit the land of the dead to hear a prophecy from the ghost of Tiresias” (Fitzgerald 387). This proves that Circe is providing Odysseus’ fate at the moment. One last example of fate and destiny in The Odyssey is when Odysseus visits Tiresias, he tells him his destiny as he heads back home. “Great captain, a fair wind and the honey lights of home are all you seek. But anguish lies ahead… One narrow strait may take you through his blows; denial of yourself… When you make landfall on Thrinacia first and quit the violet sea, dark on the land you’ll find the grazing lord of Helios… Avoid these kine, hold fast to your intent, and hard seafaring brings you all to Ithaca.
After Katherine had found Sam they took a boat, having no choice but leaving Mary Lou behind.As Sam rowed the boat,Trout Walker followed them in his high speed motor-boat and his boat crashed into Sam’s boat.Sam was shot and killed in the water and as Katherine was returned against her wishes,she saw Mary Lou’s dead body laying on the ground.Three days later Katherine shot the sheriff as a revenge.And with red lips she kissed the dead sheriff to present him with what he had previously asked for.For the next 20 years she was known as the most feared famous outlaw Kissin’ Kate
At the end of their year-long stay on Aiaia when Odysseus and his men were preparing to leave, Kirke told Odysseus how he must go to the Land of the Dead and talk to the dead prophet, Teiresias, in order to learn how to get home safely. He and his men departed from Aiaia and sail to the Underworld, which is forever enshrouded in night. Once there, Odysseus followed Kirke’s instructions in order to talk to Teiresias. He first dug a pit into which he poured milk, honey, wine, and water, and scattered barley around its edges. He then prayed to the dead and promised to sacrifice a cow to the shades and a black ram to Teiresias when he and his men return home to Ithaka, and slashed a black ewe’s and black ram’s throats and pours their blood into the pit.
With Odysseus having been away for 15 years, suitors show up to his palace seeking the hand of his wife, Penelope, for marriage. They impose themselves in the household, eating all the food and drinking all the wine, as well as insulting Telemachus, the host, and refusing to leave when Penelope did not want them there. Once Odysseus returns to Ithaca, disguised as a beggar, he is insulted and has a stool thrown by Eurymachus almost hit him. Following this, Penelope prays to Artemis, asking her to kill her, promptly leading to Odysseus asking Zeus to ‘show me a sign, a good omen voiced by someone awake indoors’, to which ‘Zeus in all his wisdom heard that prayer. He thundered at once’.